President Moon Jae-in (Photo: Yonhap News)
President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President-elect Joe Biden have reaffirmed their commitment to the Seoul-Washington alliance.
The two leaders spoke directly for the first time since Biden's election win, and touched on various issues including North Korea.
Ron Chang reports.
Moon and Biden spoke over the phone on Thursday.
The president tweeted afterwards that he will actively work with Biden "to tackle global challenges" such as the coronavirus pandemic.
He also said he congratulated the president-elect on winning the White House.
Biden expressed his desire to strengthen the alliance between the two countries as the "linchpin of security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.”
His transition team said he also looks forward to closely working with South Korea on "shared challenges, from North Korea to climate change" and hailed Moon on his leadership to curb COVID-19.
Biden also highlighted U.S. alliances with other regional partners, holding similar calls with the leaders of Australia and Japan.
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